Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, November 14th, 2005
According to recent research from Spain, "The aim of the study was to establish the best cut-off value for the homeostatic model assessment (HOMA) index in identifying children and adolescents with the metabolic syndrome. The study included 72 non-obese and 68 obese children aged 7 to 16 years. Obesity was defined using the criteria proposed by Cole et al., being included as metabolic syndrome variables waist circumference, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and seric values of glucose, uric acid, fasting insulin, leptin,...
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